Reading Schools Awarded Grant for Science Curriculum

Reading Schools Awarded Grant for Science Curriculum

Reading Public Schools has received a $15,000 grant to support the district’s science curriculum. The grant, awarded through the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, is part of the Evaluate and Select High-Quality Instructional Materials Network Support Targeted Grant program. The announcement of the grant was made by House Minority Leader Bradley H. Jones, Jr., State Rep. Richard M. Haggerty, State Sen. Jason Lewis, and Superintendent Thomas Milaschewski.

Out of 23 eligible school districts, Reading was one of 14 to receive funding in the latest round of grants. Grant awards ranged from $13,500 to $15,000, totaling $208,500 across all recipients. Dr. Sarah Hardy, assistant superintendent for Learning and Teaching, will be responsible for overseeing the implementation of the grant for Reading Public Schools. The funds will specifically be used to enhance the schools’ science curriculum.

“We are excited to have been selected for the Evaluate and Select High-Quality Instructional Materials Network Support Grant,” said Dr. Hardy. “This grant will support our Secondary Science Curriculum Council in evaluating and selecting top-notch science curricular materials that are aligned with our commitment to using high-quality, standards-aligned, and culturally responsive resources.”

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